With 2015 closing down, it is the time of the year when people usually start setting new goals they could not achieve this year. New year’s resolution became some kind of a tradition, something inside of us wants us to become more, and what a better way to take the new year as a way to better ourselves in the areas we are not satisfied with.
Health is usually one of the most common areas people want to improve on traditionally. Eating healthy, quitting smoking/drinking, and working out are examples of those goals. Here are the 6 New year Health resolutions you can do to increase the overall quality of your health:
1- Working out
Working out is the best way to improve your physical health. Being it a simple 20 minutes’ jog in the morning, or resistance training like heavy lifting, working out will positively impact your cardiovascular health and make you feel better about yourself.
2- Quitting smoking and drinking
It’s no mystery that smoking and drinking have long-term negative impact on your health. In fact, one of the worst aspects of being dependent on smoking and drinking is the feeling of being a slave to things that do not grant any sort of gratification, but you feel obliged to do because you are dependent.Quitting smoking and drinking will not only improve your health, but also allow you to respect yourself more.
3- Eating healthy
Eating more balanced meals is very crucial to a functional of the body. Drink more water, eat more vegetables and less red meats, and avoiding processed foods will immediately improve your health.
4- Lose weight
Whether your goal is to just shred of those little extra pounds you gained recently, or losing a more drastic amounts of weight, losing weight will improve your health and reduce the risk of obesity related diseases such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
5- Get enough sleep
Remember sleep is a necessity, not a luxury. A not well rested brain will perform less effectively than one that is. Sleeping needs may vary according to age, but let’s face it, nothing beats a good 8-hour sleep.
6- Cut down stress
Stress is part of our daily routines. Stress makes the day less boring and sometimes more challenging especially because of the satisfaction that comes after it. Too much stress can be fatal though, and have negative health impact on you. Insomnia, depression, heart problems are all closely related to too much stress. Remember we don’t live in reality, but in our own perception of reality. Take it easy, don’t overthink situations and believe more in your abilities!
Find this article helpful? What are your new year health resolutions?Dec 2015